2d to say welcome. Hate to rain on your future plans but Akra exhaust isn't currently going to fit a '14 with factory hard bags. I work at a large multi line dealership in parts dept & am always looking thru catalogs for aftermarkets accessories. Newest update from Parts Unlimited shows exhausts from Akro but with the note that neither full or slip ons will fit with Kawi hard bags. Check out the exhaust sub section here for other options.
Ya, I was thinking the urban brawlers with the Akra header. Not a can of worms I want to open yet, but I do hate the look of the cat on there. Probably going to wait until I hit 5000+ miles before I start jacking around with the exhaust.
Hey All, been a while since I made a post, either been out riding or dealing with winter
Anyways, I made a few changes to the bike this year. Installed the Urban Brawler exhaust tips, love the sound! I also swapped out the seat for a corbin, I used some rubber grommets when mounting the seat, this eliminated any vibration that came through. Essentially I used the stock seat as an example and picked up some grommets at a local hardware store. After a couple of rides I definitely notice a big difference as I am not feeling beat up after an extended ride
I also made a tire change, I upgraded to the PR4's front and back and went with the 190/55 on the rear. This change has made a noticeable difference in the handling of the bike, more specifically steering/cornering. I have yet to ride in wet conditions but I expect good things based on research...
I have noticed that with the tire change and seat change, the bike is just a bit taller and there is a bit more sliding into the tank. Having added the tankster grip pads last year, I am able to control this well and expect this to fade away as I break in the corbin.
PCV is installed, what a pain in the arse I ran the bike after the install but did not load any maps, just left it alone for the 1st ride to make sure it works. I loaded a map from the '14 Z1000 but I have yet to ride it, will do so tomorrow.
I also noticed when taking the air box out for the PCV install there was an insert under the air filter that can be removed. I went ahead and removed this as it looked very restrictive. I'll post an image of this later...
Here are some pics I took while doing the PCV. Shown is the quick tool I used to unplug the injector clips along with the plate I removed from the air box. I did not notice any difference in the intake sound by removing this. Curious if anyone else has removed this plate from under the air filter as well?
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